self-talk

November 2018

1-min Read: The Impact of Self-Talk On Athletic Results

By |2018-11-07T10:13:25+00:00November 15th, 2018|

There are two types of self-talk, explains an article in The New York Times. One is instructional self-talk, and the other is motivational self-talk. Several studies show that both instructional and motivational self-talk help athletes perform better. Positive self-talk has been identified by Dr. Christopher M. Carr in his research as a technique that [...]

July 2018

Understanding the Connection Between Body and Mind and How It Impacts Performance

By |2018-07-09T20:36:32+00:00July 9th, 2018|

We all know the saying "A healthy mind in a healthy body." This simple but very meaningful quote has a lot of wisdom in it. As we talked about in the previous article, your brain's health is depending on your nutrition; and so do the body and mind. But how does this connection works? Surfers [...]

How Growth Mindset And Fixed Mindset Affect Athlete’s Performance

By |2018-07-02T16:29:44+00:00July 2nd, 2018|

Surfers spend many hours of practice, focus, motivation, and resilience to learn how to ride waves, and then mastering and improving their surfing technique and style. Just like many other athletes, professional surfers use the same methodology to produce excellent results. In fact, the skills, tools, and resources that they use are the same [...]

June 2018

How To Prepare For a Sports Competition

By |2018-06-19T16:19:59+00:00June 19th, 2018|

Winning in sports starts from the preparation that happens years, months, and up to the last few hours before the competition. However, it is completely normal for the anxiety to intensify especially on the day before the event. There are mental and physical strategies to help reduce nervousness and enable athletes to perform at [...]

How Morning Routines Can Improve Your Surfing

By |2018-07-02T16:09:40+00:00June 18th, 2018|

We often hear people complaining about not having the time to do everything they want during the day. They wish for 26 hours days. People complain about not having time to go to the gym, not being able to take care of themselves and that their busy life and schedule doesn't allow them to [...]

4 Ways Parents Can Support Their Young Athletes

By |2018-08-20T10:58:16+00:00June 15th, 2018|

If you are raising young athletes, the best thing you can do to help is to support them. Any sport will benefit your child as it teaches leadership, patience, discipline, and coordination. It also builds mental and physical strength. But as a parent, how does one support a young athlete? What role should you [...]

6 Mental Skills You Need to Be Successful at Any Sport

By |2018-06-16T22:53:17+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Whether you are in combat sports like boxing, team sports like basketball, or water sports like surfing, you need a set of mental skills to win. Chess isn’t the only sport that uses mental skills; all forms of sports are 80% mental and 20% physical. You may hear sports coaches often say this. It [...]

4 Reasons to Have a Mental Preparation Coach

By |2018-06-16T09:46:00+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Knowing how to reach your top performance in sports competition can be challenging. Distractions and unplanned circumstances before and during the sports events may throw off your game. This is where mental performance coaches play an important role in preparing athletes to get the best out of their potential. Performance is more than just [...]

Improve Your Surfing With Visualization

By |2018-07-02T16:33:21+00:00June 11th, 2018|

One good way to counter-effect the negative self-talk that you can have in competition or when having mental barriers due to step-backs is to use mental imagery, also known as visualization. Visualisation is a powerful mental skill that you can use to help you reach optimal performance levels. It is more important than what you [...]

How to Tackle Surfers’ Biggest Challenge

By |2018-06-07T12:12:00+00:00June 6th, 2018|

Apart from the challenge of competition, professional surfers deal with a lot of pressure from media, sponsors, and family. But how do they manage their stress level? And what kind of training can help them with the pressure? FREE-SURFING VS. COMPETITIVE SURFING Competitive surfing is very different than free surfing. In competitive surfing, surfers [...]